Join certified Sanskrit Mantra instructor, Parashakti Jill Jardine, as she teaches Sanskrit mantras for happiness.
This is the 12th episode on Cosmic Scene featuring Sanskrit Mantras. Review and listen to earlier episodes on Sanskrit mantras, on Cosmic Scene, including the initial “Introduction to Sanskrit Mantras, Mantras to Remove Obstacles, released in October 2020.
REMEMBER SANSKRIT MANTRAS ARE SACRED FORMULAS PASSED DOWN THROUGH THE YEARS FROM THE ORIGINAL GURUS OR RISHIS TO HELP HUMANITY. Sanskrit is a vibrational language, meaning it affects our body, mind and spirit. Sanskrit mantras help to clear blockages in our physical, emotional and mental body. In our spiritual physiology we have 72,000 subtle pathways called nadis, and 7 major energy centers called “Chakras.” These pathways and chakras can can occluded, meaning blocked, not allowing life force energy (known as Kundalini in Sanskrit) to flow through. We can do yoga, get acupuncture or massage, do Chi Gong, or other practices that move these blockages. But we can also Chant Sanskrit mantras! These sacred sound formulas evoke change in our mind.
In yogic teachings, from Pantanjali's Yoga Sutras we learn that the "Monkey Brain" is called Chitta Vritti, which literally translates from Sanskrit as the whirling of the mind stuff or mind chatter. Just like a monkey hopping from tree to tree, your mind is chattering away at you.Mantra translates to “Still the mind.” Our mind can be our biggest block to happiness.
SO A BIG KEY TO HAPPINESS IS TO STILL THE MIND from negative or repeating thought forms that sabotage our happiness, joy and positive outlook on life.
THE WORD FOR HAPPINESS IN SANSKRIT IS: SUKHA- which literally translates to “GOOD SPACE.” coming from the Sanskrit, SU = Good, and KHA=Space. SuKHA means, happiness, pleasure, ease, joy or bliss in Sanskrit, or sweetness in life. You will see some of the mantras I share today, actually have the word SUKHA in them.
THE DALAI LAMA wrote a book called “THE ART OF HAPPINESS.” In that book the Dalai Lama says: “FOR A HAPPY LIFE, physical well-being is important, but the wellness must include a happy mind.” Some keys to happiness shared by the Dalai Lama are:
“ACCEPTANCE IS KEY - of good or bad - find solutions to your dilemmas.
RECOGNIZE THE POSITIVE
FILL YOUR LIFE WITH LOVE
MAKE EVERY MINUTE COUNT.
PRACTICE SELF CARE - engage in activities that make you feel good and help you recharge
Seek out exciting experiences
Set goals that give you purpose and motivation.
Express endless gratitude.
your reality into a blessed existence.
Stop comparing yourself to others
SANSKRIT MANTRAS for HAPPINESS:
3 Ganesha mantras to remove blockages to happiness:
1) OM GURU PRASANNA MOORTAYAE NAMAHA:
(Om Gu-ru Pra-san-na Moor-ta-yei Na-ma-ha)
Salutations to Lord Ganesha who is the embodiment of supreme happiness.
2) OM GURU RAJA SUKHA PRADAYA NAMAHA:
(Om Gu-ru Ra-ja Sook-ha Pra-da-ya Na-ma-ha)
Salutations to Lord Ganesha who is king of the Gurus who brings happiness
3) OM GALAT KUSHTI SUKHA PRADAYA NAMAHA:
(Om Ga-lat Kush-tee Sook-ha Pra-da-ya Na-ma-ha)
Salutations to Lord Ganesha who is the great energy that brings happiness to all
4) OM SHAMBU SHANKARAYA NAMAHA:
(Om Sham-boo Shaank-ah-ra-ya Na-ma-ha)
Salutations to Shiva who brings happiness- invokes Happy Shiva.
5) OM SHAMBAVE NAMAHA: (Om Shaam-ba-vay Na-ma-ha)
Obeisances to the God who exists for our happiness- another Shiva mantra.
6) OM SHARMA DAYINYEI NAMAHA: (Om Shar-maa Da-yeen-yei Na-ma-ha)
Salutations to the Mother who is the Giver of Happiness